Introduction to the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences - Curriculum, Articulation and Communication

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This presentation provides a macro-level view of the curriculum within the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences at DePaul University. Strategies for communication with students and faculty regarding external credit articulation is also discussed. I delivered this presentation as part of a training program for staff in a partner unit. (2010)

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Introduction to the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences - Curriculum, Articulation and Communication

  1. 1. Curriculum, Articulation and Communication Kristian D. Lopez, Associate Director College of Liberal Arts & Sciences Undergraduate College Office
  2. 2. Bird’s Eye View of the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences (LA&S)  35 degree granting programs  Bachelor of Arts & Bachelor of Science degrees  Liberal Education  Urban and Vincentian Mission of DePaul
  3. 3. Liberal Studies Program and the Major
  4. 4. Liberal Studies Program – Common Core  Common Core  First Year Program ○ Chicago Quarter (LSP 110/111 and LSP 112) ○ First Year Writing (WRD 103 and WRD 104) ○ Math and Technological Literacy (LSP 120 and LSP 121)  Sophomore Seminar on Multiculturalism in the United States (LSP 200)  Junior Year Experiential Learning  Senior Capstone Seminar
  5. 5. Liberal Studies – Learning Domains  Arts and Literature (AL)  Philosophical Inquiry (PI)  Religious Dimensions (RD)  Scientific Inquiry (SI and SI:Lab)  Self, Society and the Modern World (SSMW)  Understanding the Past (UP)
  6. 6. Studies in the Major  Most LA&S major field programs are comprised of three components:  Core: Courses required by all students who have declared the major  Concentration: Specialized courses designed for career preparation  Supporting / Allied Field: Required courses that compliment the major, and are offered through an academic ff d h h d i department(s) outside of the major
  7. 7. Open Electives  Courses that are required for g q graduation  Open electives are not applied toward Liberal Studies or the major but can major, apply toward a double major or minor  The number of open electives varies according to major  Open electives may be taken Pass/Fail
  8. 8. Tools for Pl T l f Planning and T ki P i d Tracking Progress T Towards th d the DePaul Degree
  9. 9. Credit Evaluation MAJOR CORE LIBERAL STUDIES MAJOR OPEN ELECTIVES PROGRAM (LSP) CONCENTRATIONS
  10. 10. Degree Progress Report (DPR) OPEN ELECTIVES MAJOR CORE LIBERAL STUDIES MAJOR PROGRAM (LSP) CONCENTRATION
  11. 11. Tips and Communication
  12. 12. Communication with Faculty  Department chairpersons (or designates) make articulation recommendations  Faculty wear many hats  Build a relationship – build trust!  Provide details that could impact the articulation recommendation:  Major field structure  Pre-requisites  Articulation precedent  Course sequencing  Major vs. Non-Major  Understand the recommendation, and how the course applies within the DePaul curriculum  If you need clarification, don’t be afraid to ask!  Faculty articulate – we coach and coordinate!
  13. 13. Course Sequencing – Semester vs. Quarter  2 semesters = 3 quarters = 1 year of study  Calculus I + Calculus II at a semester institution = Calculus I, Calculus II and Calculus III at DePaul  Spanish I + Spanish II at a semester institution = Spanish I, Spanish II and Spanish III at DePaul  Bi l Biology I + Bi l Biology II at a semester institution = Biology I, Biology II and Biology III at DePaul
  14. 14. Communication with Students  OAAS Advising g  Orientation Advising  Major Field Advising  College Office Advising  LAST LASTransfer f  We are here for our students!
  15. 15. Transfer Credit Supporting Documentation Request
  16. 16. First Year Writing and Math / Technological Literacy
  17. 17. First - Year Writing  Associate Director of First Year Writing g reviews courses for application toward the first year writing requirement  Per the Department of Writing, Rhetoric and Discourse, the Associate Director of First Year Writing usually makes articulation recommendations for WRD 103 and WRD 104  Per the Liberal Studies Waiver and Substitution Policy, the Associate Director of First Year Writing makes substitution recommendations for other courses th t may meet the objectives of th that t th bj ti f first year writing, but are not articulated as WRD 103 and/or WRD 104 at DePaul
  18. 18. Math and Tech Literacy (MTL)  Director of the Quantitative Reasoning Program reviews courses for application toward the Math and Tech Literacy (MTL) requirement i  Makes articulation recommendations for LSP 120 and LSP 121  Makes substitution recommendations for other courses that may meet the objectives of MTL, but are not articulated as LSP 120 and/or LSP 121 at DePaul

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